Please crarify the meaning of "Sadaqalkahu-l-Azeem
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please crarify the meaning of "Sadaqalkahu-l-Azeem" some one told me that it is not right to say these kalimaats after any dua as many ppl use to say...
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Meaning of Sadaq allah
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question: please crarify the meaning of "Sadaqalkahu-l-Azeem"
The Arabic term Sadaqa means to speak to have spoken the Truth, and the term Al-Adheem meaning The Great One is one of the Noble and Exclusive Name of Attribute of Allah Subhanah.
Thus the Arabic phrase Sadaqa-Alllah-ul-Adheem means Allah, The Great One has Spoken the Truth. It is considered good Islamic etiquette and a Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to declare this beautiful phrase after one has concluded ones recitation of the Glorious Quran or quoted an Aayah from amongst the Glorious Aayahs of the Quran.
Your Question: some one told me that it is not right to
say these kalimaats after any dua as many ppl use to say...
If the dua or supplication is from amongst the many duas related in the exact Words of Allah Subhanah from the Glorious Quran, there is absolutely no harm in stating Sadaqa-Alllah-ul-Adheem after the recitation of the Quranic supplication; for indeed every Word of the Glorious Quran is the Word of Allah, and Allah Subhanah states nothing but the Absolute Truth.
If the dua or supplication is from amongst the ones that are related in the exact words of the Noble Messenger of Allah (saws) from amongst his authentic Sunnah, then it would be proper Islamic etiquette to say: Sadaqa-Rasool Allah Sall-Allah-o-alayhe wa Sallam (The Messenger of Allah, may the Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him, has spoken the Truth).
But one should not state Sadaqa-Alllah-ul-Adheem after making a supplication in ones own words, unless and until the supplication is an exact quotation of the many supplications which the Lord Most Merciful has taught the believers in His Glorious Message of Guidance, the Al-Quran.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,